Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008: On the Street...In the Crowd

Onstage, the new actors are learning not to walk,
but to perform walking.
From stage left to stage right, say
(and remember that all stage directions
are from the actor’s perspective,
proof that process is art’s compass).

Pick a point across from you.
Make your selection deliberate:
There, I want to go there,
And move. Real movement, urgent and full of purpose,
of intention.
And if you are still, create a reason to stand:
defiance, terror, quicksand.


  1. I love this! It's such an amazing way of seeing this moment.

  2. I love how you punctuate this poem: "And move."( period--which stops the movement) and "And if you are still,"(with a coma---which leaves the possibility for movement). Good stuff!

  3. i was wondering how you would capture this?!?!

    seriously exceptional!


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